on: Stories
Truly Local Thinking

  Why choose Thomson?  The market to some degree is cluttered. Lots of properties and lots of agents....

Aim For Potential.
Every home has a story worth selling

on: Articles



Older Articles


How affordable is housing in Australia?

Anyone struggling to get a leg up on the property ladder might be inclined to disagree, but according...


Buying and Selling in Winter Months

Winter has traditionally been the quieter season for selling predominantly due to sellers tending to...


How to plan a veggie garden

There are many reasons to want a vegetable garden but sometimes there are also many reasons to put off...


Put your business in the Cloud

Cloud is a game changer for business. Think of the way retailers like Amazon have achieved far more...


Five New Trends In Construction And Building

In the building and construction industry, efficiency is what they’re all about. If a project runs...


Landlord Rights Shouldn't Be Ignored In Victorian Review

The rights of landlords shouldn’t be forgotten in a review of the legislation covering rental agreements...


Good homes need great bones

Building a house? Strap in for an exciting ride and a once in a lifetime opportunity to create something...


Detoxing Your Home

If you’ve ever looked into your shed or garage and felt a little frightened by the contents, you are...


How to choose an energy efficient heater

A high efficiency gas heater or high efficiency reverse cycle air conditioner will cost less to run....


How to negotiate a new lease at the end of your tenancy

Moving house can be a costly experience and with an overall dwelling vacancy rate of 2.4 per cent,...


Pitfalls to avoid as a first-home buyer

Buying your first home is an exciting but stressful experience. You can take the stress out of the equation...


How to attract and retain top tenants

What should you do to prepare your property for tenants? How can you help to ensure that the property...


Cold comfort: How to prepare your house to sell in winter

The property market still has plenty of heat in it, even though the months grow colder. Melbourne has...


RBA keeps interest rates on hold – March 2015

The Reserve Bank has kept interest rates on hold this month, with the cash rate remaining at a record...


Melbourne house prices continue rising with slight climb in February 2015

The CoreLogic RP Data monthly index shows values rose 0.2 per cent last month, building on a 2.7 per...


Homebuyer and seller activity slumbers away after historic rate cut

Growth in property prices remained subdued last week as buyers and sellers waited anxiously for banks...


Landlords trying to save a few dollars on maintenance can end up paying a much bigger price

With rents stagnating throughout the country, landlords who decide to save a few dollars on property...


Thinking of moving this summer?? Preparing is the key to having a stress-free move!

January is traditionally one of the busiest months for people searching for a rental property. But with...


Melbourne house rents stagnant in December quarter as unit rents fall

Tenants in Melbourne have much to cheer about as weekly rents fall or stagnate in some of the city's...


What is geothermal energy?

Geothermal energy is a type of renewable energy that uses a thermal energy source that has been generated...


Here are some reasons why apartment living can be awesome!

Living in an apartment or unit instead of a house has its perks. Here are some reasons you might want...


Useful tips to make the most of your personal space

If you’re living with your family, or with friends in a share house, or renting with your partner,...


Property photography by drones – the latest in high tech real estate marketing

Gone are the days real estate agents would rely on stand-alone images of a property to show off its...


How to find out what your property is worth?

If you are thinking about selling your property, you will have grappled with the question of value....


Waterfront property boom: Affordable bayside suburbs on the rise

From Altona to Frankston and on to Mornington Peninsula, 11 of Melbourne’s waterfront suburbs have...


Age of entry into the housing market - changing demographics

Two out of every five first home buyers are now aged over 36, as cost of living pressures and lifestyle...


Negative gearing - is it really negative?

Poor old negative gearing, carrying the can for perceived housing affordability problems, fitted up...


Suburb spotlight: Does Prahran offer an alternative to inner city Melbourne oversupply?

Located five kilometres south-east from Melbourne's CBD, Prahran has long played second fiddle to its...


Spring is here!

It’s spring time! This usually means sunnier days, lighter evenings and weekend barbeques! It’s...


Stamp Duty cuts

Final phase of stamp duty cuts entitles eligible first home buyers to a 50% saving Victorian first home...


Is it time you sold your house?

How many real estate brochures and agents knocking on the door does it take before you ask yourself:...


Construction loans explained...

What is a Construction Loan? The financial requirements of constructing a new home can be rather different...


Property precedes shares over long term: study

Shares make better short-term investments but property is a superior long-term investment, according...


Storage that fits your lifestyle

Hands up how many people have looked in their wardrobe recently and thought: “I can’t find anything!”...


Adding Instant Value to a Property

Australians have a love affair with renovating and rightly so. It’s one of the most popular and effective...


Landlords trying to save a few dollars on maintenance can end up paying a much bigger price

With rents stagnating throughout the country, landlords who decide to save a few dollars on property...


Landlord Solutions

As a Landlord, having your first tenants move into your rental property can be so exciting. Finally,...


Tips on maximising your renovation profits

A well-calculated renovation can be one of the surest and fastest ways to make money from property,...


Auction market recovers from winter cold

Signs of new life have begun to show in the auction market across the nation, as winter struggles to...


Is diversity the key to a successful investment portfolio?

If you’re fortunate enough to have a property portfolio, you may think you’ve it made. But even...


What should you expect from your Property Manager?

Buying an investment property is a big deal. So once you’ve taken that step it’s imperative you...


Investment property tax deductions

It’s tax time again and for investment property owners, this means identifying and calculating available...


Renovating???

Deciding on finishings and fixtures in an off the plan apartment design is an important step, as the...


Preparing for rental success!

At Thomson we make it our priority to ensure your move is as hassle free as possible. Finding your ideal...


Buyers Dilemma - When you are torn between two properties...

Picture this scenario.... You’ve been house-hunting for months and nothing has been quite right…...


How to overcome a "slow sale"?

If you are a potential vendor and you happen to find yourself in a situation where your property is...


Headlines


The Book of Mormon - The Musical

Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey...


Van Gogh and the Seasons

Explore the largest collection of Van Gogh's artworks to ever travel to Australia. Melbourne Winter...